There were snowfalls in the south of Jordan. Authorities on Tuesday, January 21, ordered the closure of schools across the region, according to the Jordan Times.
The "harsh" decision of the Jordanian Ministry of Education to cancel school attendance drew public criticism. The ministry issued the announcement at 07:56 am, after many teachers and students had already left their homes to start the school day at 09:00.
The Public Security Department has urged the public to contact 911 in an emergency and take precautions before leaving home during rain or snow. Some roads were closed.
Although the Jordan Meteorological Office (JMD) predicted that the entire Kingdom would be affected by the polar air mass, the southern part of the country was most severely impacted.
Al-Tafilah and Al-Karak governorates experienced heavy snowfall. Winter precipitation covered roads, hills and residential areas.
According to forecasts of meteorologists, cold weather is expected in the west of Jordan on Friday, and rain with thunderstorms and strong winds in the west of the country.